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CBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
of a jury. daniel harmon-wright is charged with murdering an unarmed woman in a church parking lot. >> he shot patricia cook after she trapped his arm in the window of her car and dragged him. peggy fox is in the courtroom. any idea what the jury may come up with from all this? >> i tell you this, it all comes down to credibility. when daniel harmon-wright took the stand, he was believable. the jury has to decide whether they believe daniel harmon- wright saw patricia cook as a threat that he needed to take out or whether they think he made it all up just to cover up what really happened. >> it is a malicious and unlawful killing, which means it's murder. >> special prosecutor called daniel harmon-wright's claim of self-defense an unbelievable fairy tale. ten inconsistencies between what harmon-wright said on the witness stand friday and what he said in a video taped interview last year, just two hours after he killed patricia cook. >> how can you justify seven shots, several in the back of an unarmed woman in a car? that makes no sense to me. that's just excessive, brutal force. >>
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
to breaking news in another high-profile trial. former culpeper county police officer daniel harmon-wright was guilty on three counts. >> jack goldberger is live with reaction. >> the verdict was read at 4:15 this afternoon. daniel harmon-wright was seen his forehead against hands, at some time shaking his head. wife was crying behind him. family members of the victims say they believe that justice has been served. with his head hung low and quickly, daniel harmon- is led to the culpeper county jail after being found manslaughter in the death of patricia cook. >> what happened on that day have happened. >> john is patricia cook's brother and says this decision his family had been for.g >> i can speak for my mother and myself and my entire family. we are pleased with the work of the jury. difficult.was >> nearly nine hours of deliberation, and the jury found wright guilty on four of voluntary manslaughter, shooting into a vehicle, and shooting into a resulting in death. was found not guilty of using firearm in commission of a felony. >> the citizens of this community have spoken. >>
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
. a culpeper jury has convicted former police officer, daniel harmon-wright of voluntary manslaughter and two other counts for killing an unarmed housewife last year. peggy fox has been covering this case from the start and joins us with reaction. peg, what are people saying? >> well, daniel harmon-wright is back in jail and the family of patricia cook is relieved tonight. and there might be a small amount of reloaf from the family of daniel harmon-wright because had he been convicted of the most serious charge of murder one, that carries a maximum life sentence. now just a short time ago, daniel harmon-wright was escorted from the courthouse in handcuffs, escorted from the courthouse to the jail. he seemed to be trying to hide his face as he bowed forward and he also shook his head from side to side and seemed to be in disapproval or shock of the verdict. now a jury of eight women and four men found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter, unlawful shooting into a motor vehicle, and shooting into a motor vehicle resulting in death. a year ago on february 9, he shot and killed patricia cook. sh
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
daniel harmon-wright was convicted on three charges death of patricia cook. >> it took the jurors just about find harmon-wright guilty on three of the four county was facing. the most significant one, the voluntary manslaughter charge. years ines up to 25 tonight, we were hard- in the to find anyone issue with the verdict. with his head hung low, convicted killer daniel harmon- of theis let out sameper courthouse by the officers he is to serve alongside. >> i think justice has been served. guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of patricia cook. prosecutors painted harmon- aggressive when to a call of a sitting in ar church parking lot. to drive she tried with his arm in the car, not buy it. did >> you heard him say at the end of his testimony he would do the again.ame thing over is the wrong attitude. many in the quiet culpeper agree,ee seem to admit they did not expect the guilty verdict. >> i just felt like it did not need to happen. >> that sentiment is shared by brother, who says losing sister has been enough, butg the tough testimony has been devastating. to speaking able
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
involving a former culpeper virginia police officer. 32-year-old daniel harmon- wright's fate will be decided by a jury of his peers who began deliberations today. fox 5's lauren demarco was in court with the latest on the case now. >> the jury adjourns before reaching a decision. the jurors deliberated since just after 2:00 this afternoon following closing arguments. the decision before them, whether former town of culpeper police officer daniel harmon- wright shot a 54-year-old woman with intent to kill or whether he used his weapon as an act of self-defense and to protect the public. on februar9th, 2012, patricia cook was sitting in her car in a lot at epiphany catholic school. she refused to leave even when confronted by a school administrator. so then officer daniel harmon- wright was called into check on a suspicious vehicle. when he arrived, cook said she was waiting for a friend. she displayed her driver's license but apparently declined to hand it over to him. harmon-wright testified he reached for it but she rolled up her window, trapped his hand and began to drive.
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
, police officer daniel harmon-wright. accused of murder. we begin with a guilty verdict for harmon-wright. >> reporter: it took jury nine hours to reach their verdict. it came shortly after 4:00 today and the defendant, daniel harmon-wright sat emotionless. his wife was in tears. one of the jurors also crying. 30 minutes later harmon-wright was escorted in handcuffs to the jail. jury of eight women and four men convicted him of voluntary manslaughter. he was also found guilty of two other charges, involuntary man slaughter and unlawfully shooting into a motor vehicle. it steps from an incident at a catholic school where he shot and killed patricia cook. harmon-wright pep pled self-defense. the jury didn't believe. >> it it is important for the court to send a message. in this case, i felt like it was unjustified from the very beginning. the only question was what grade of mom side was it. i'm going the ask the court for a significant penalty to reinforce the message had was wrong. >> reporter: patricia cook's brother feels justice was served. >> i don't want anything to happen to t
LINKTV
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
have developed a detailed harmonic system rooted in the musical practices of medieval europe. texture is the way all of these elements are combined into a musical fabric. textures can be complex, like the overlapping rhythms of a west african drumming ensemble... or as simple as the sound of a single human voice. we can analyze and compare different musics by looking at their basic elements, but music itself also exists as an element in the cultural life of every society. (levin the environment can influence music both conscious and unconscious ways. for instance in the west, the argument has been made that a lot of the dissonant music that arose at the beginning of the century was a result or a reaction to the noisiness of industrialization, and the dissonance of modern civilization-- that it was a reflection of social dissonance, in a way, in sound. [dissonant orchestra music] (slobin) if we use the word environment to relate to music, we're talking about two things: a physical environment and a social environment. in the case of highlander people in bosnia singing together, the tw
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 1:35am EST
. >>> a former culpeper police officer is headed to prison. late this afternoon a jury convicted daniel harmon-wright of voluntary manslaughter for killing an unarmed housewife last year. peggy fox has been covering the case. she's got reaction to that verdict. >> reporter: former culpeper police officer daniel harmon- wright is back in the culpeper county jail tonight after being convicted of voluntary manslaughter and two other counts. after the jury found him guilty, the former police officer was brought out of the courthouse in handcuffs. he seemed to be trying to hide his face as he bowed forward. he also shook his head from side to side in disapproval or shock of the verdict. a jury of 8 women anfour men found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter, unlawful shooting into a motor vehicle and shooting into a motor vehicle resulting in death. a year ago on february 9th, he shot and killed patricia cook. she was a 54-year-old unarmed housewife who was trespassing sitting in her jeep wrangler in the parking lot of a public school. there was a strange encounter. harmon-wright said she rolled hi
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
. -- 60,000 followers on facebook. >> a conviction of former police officer daniel harmon-wright may be thrown out after several jurors admitted to looking at a dictionary before the trial and before rendering their verdict. jeff will have a live report on that story coming up at 5:30. >> officials were in hot water tonight after was revealed that waited to warn the public about a meningitis outbreak. they waited nearly a week before alerting area residents. in the meantime there have been 25 cases of meningitis reported including two deaths. >> we turn to our special coverage of super bowl xlvii. tonight we have a closer look at the recovery in new orleans 7.5 years after hurricane katrina. brad bell is live outside the superdome. >> the super dome itself is one of the real symbols of the heartache of katrina. people took refuge here in the note was badly damaged. it has been completely refurbished. that is the message for people who love this town. they say new orleans is really starting to boom. on august 31, 2005, 80% of new orleans was underwater. as the best 15 feet. this late
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am EST
. daniel harmon-wright shot and killed patricia cook nearly a year ago. autria godfrey has more. -- an unarmed woman. >> daniel harmon-wright was led out of court by officers. >> justice has been served. >> it was the 2012 death of 54- year-old patricia cook. prosecutors painted daniel harmon-wright as more aggressive when he responded to call of a suspicious car in a church parking lot. he tried to claim that she tried to drive away with his arm stuck in the window. it was ruled that it was not self-defense. >> you heard him say he would do the exact same thing over again. it is important to reinforce the message that that is the wrong attitude. >> many in culpeper agree, although they admit they did not expect a guilty verdict. greg "icarly will probably just get fired. >> from the beginning i just felt it did not need to happen. >> that sentiment shared by cook's brother. he said losing a sister had been heartbreaking enough but in during the testimony was devastating. >> a lot of things in the trial or detestable. not being able to speak freely about that was pretty difficul
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
. they toured the school parking lot where daniel harmon-wright shot and killed patricia cook. jurors heard emotional testimony from wright himself. >> peggy fox in culpeper where the jury heard emotional testimony from former culpeper police officer, daniel harmon- wright who took the stand in his own defense. >> he cried on the witness stand, explaning why he shot patricia cook. her brother wants justice. >> how can you justify seven shots, several in the back of an unarmed woman in a car? that's just excessive, brutal force. >> the jury toured the property where cook was described as a suspicious person and harmon-wright investigated. he started driving away, attempting to shake him off. he said, i screamed, stop, or i'm going to shoot three times as loud as can i could. the whole time she was screaming, no, and continuing to accelerate. that is when he fired his first two shots. breaking the window and freeing his hand. he says he fired five more shots as she drove away because he saw her as a public threat. he needed to stop. the case goes to the jury monday. in culpeper, peggy fox
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
with murder. daniel harmon-wright was on duty in culpeper last february when he shot and killed patricia ann cook in her jeep. harmon-wright said he fired in self-defense claiming cook had trapped his arm in the window of the jeep and was dragging him. prosecutors charged harmon used such excessive force that it rose to the level of muer. the jury deliberated for three hours yesterday before going home for the evening. we have a crew at the courthouse and we will take you there live if there is a verdic >>> we're also monitoring closing arguments in the trial of anne arundel county executive john leopold. he's charged with three counts of misconduct in office for allegedly using his security detail for personal and political purposes. among other things, the prosecution says leopold's secured detail helped him facilitate what they call sexual encounters. the republican lawmaker in his second term is also accused of misusing county funds. the defense claims the charges are too vague and do not constitute crimes. >>> president obama is on his way to las vegas where he will lead a rally promoti
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> the morning began with jurors taking a trip to the parking lot where daniel harmon-wright shot and killed 54-year-old patricia ann cook nearly a year ago. in the afternoon harmon-wright took the witness stand and in a tearful emotional testimony said he only shot in self-defense. after getting a call about a suspicious person in the lot harmon-wright said he approached the jeep of patricia ann cook who he said was acting aloof, odd and off-putting. after asking for her license repeatedly he said he reached inside and tried to grab it from her hand. that is when he said she closed the window on his arm and accelerated. he said he yelled stop, stop stop, what are you doing. she then screamed, no, no, no, i'm not going to. he said he warned her three times before opening fire with two shots but she kept driving so he followed with five more shots seconds later. durke cross examination the prosecutor asked heuplim your intent was to shoot to kill, wasn't it to which he responded, my intent was to eliminate the threat to the public. harmon-wright closed by saying i wish it had
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm EST
. they believe that harmon targeted his two victims. court documents show harmon went to the law office to settle a lawsuit he filed. >>> recent mass shootings have made gun control a priority. the president's main priority is cruel -- gun control and immigration reform. he want as path way to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants already living here. >> this is not a situation overnight where people will find themselves citizens. they will have to earn their way to it. >> the president is predicting a tougher time passing gun control laws. >>> a scheme to rip off homeowners has yielded dozens of victims and it all starts with that morning newspaper delivery. people in los angeles were burglarized after putting their newspapers on hold. a maintenance man, under contract for the l.a. times dave burglars -- gave burglars addresses. >> have a trusted neighbor, relative, a friend pick up your papers, pick up your mail. keep the yard neat. >> when detectives cracked the case they found a warehouse filled with more than $100,000 of stolen goods. >>> coming up all new at 6:00 to
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
. state police investigated and didn't buy it. now a jury has convicted daniel harmon-wright of voluntary manslaughter. here's the video from late this afternoon. the 33-year-old cuffed his bond revoked after the conviction. courtroom observers like john hanrahan says he put his hands over his face as the verdict was read. his wife burst into tears. this all happened last february. harmon-wright responded to a call about a suspicious person in a parking lot. he encountered patricia cook. the former officer said there was a dispute and then she accelerated her jeep and rolled up her window on his arm and then dragged him, trying to kill him. harmon-wright opened fire and shot cook seven times. the late patricia cook's brother is pleased with the outcome. >> it allows for healing. it allows for change. i don't want his life. >> we can't say for sure how the jury arrived, but the prosecution pointed out inconsistencies with his story and even the fact that patricia cook's car window that trapped the arm was a manual rollup, not electric. harmon-wright was found guilty on two counts of firi
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm EST
. daniel harmon-wright accused of shooting patricia cook last february in cold blood. we will let you know what that verdict is as soon as it comes in to us. >>> this afternoon, a new deal that could save an iconic american snack food. the twinkie gets another life. also ahead, a question of dollars and cents. the virginia law maker who says the commonwealth needs its own currency. and they call this a p >>> big engagement news. we will tell you which local ball player put jamie-lynn sigler. >>> reports of the death of the hostess twinkie is premature. they are close to announcing they pick wood investment firms it is a lead bidders important the line of twinkies and other snack cakes. the associated press reports the bid will set the stage for an auction that allows competitors to make better offers than theirs. a judge would have to approve my final sale in november. hostess declared it was going out of business and selling off its brands. separate bid verse already been chosen for draks cakes cakes. >>> jamie-lynn sigler is engaged to dykstra. a minor league infielder for the washington
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
harmon wright is charged with killing patricia cook last february. the jury got the case this afternoon. lauren demarco is live with the latest. >> reporter: deliberations are underway. closing arguments wrapped up this afternoon. the special prosecutor in the case said the former town of culpeper police officer daniel harmon wright fired his weapon shooting a 54-year-old woman with intent to kyle. harmon wright's lawyers said it was an act of self-defense and he was acting to protect the public from what they describe as a dangerous woman. it was back on february 9th, 2012, that patricia cook was sitting in her parked car at a lot at epiphany catholic school. she refused to leave even when confronted by a school administrator. when the officer arrived, she declined to hand over or driver's license. the defense said she rolled up her withino and the officer grabbed for it, trapping his hand and began to drive. he fired because he felt his life was in danger. prosecutors say he kept firing after the car moved away from him and told the jury his actions were unjustified and excessive. bot
SFGTV
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
'm virginia harmon and i manage the small business enterprise program. one of the greatest barriers to small business bidding on public works construction contracts is an inability to access the surety bond market. disparity studis have regularly demonstrated that it limits access to both the credit and capital markets of as part of our ongoing effort to provide a level playing field, we're seeking permission to assist some business ms. obtaining bid and permission bonds with the intended purpose of increasing competition on our contracts, which should save us money and increase their capacity and successfully bid and complete city projects. the city's program has had a great deal of success in helping local businesses bid city contracts. bid bonds have been obtained on more than $200 million during the life of the program. unfortunately we can't tap in the program for federal-funded projects. costs associated with establishing the program are relatively small. including obtaining a letter of credit and consultant to administer the program. i want to emphasize that the bond fund reserve moni
SFGTV2
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
have a melody and a baseline, maybe an accompaniment, 3rd voice or harmonic accompaniment. i always suggest people to tear them apart, work on the melody, just work on the base, rhythm, accompaniment. that provides an important process to understanding how these elements have to happen simultaneously. >> when you are writing, as a fan of yours, for decades now -- i think your first record came out in the 1970's. >> 1978. >> that is right. as a fan, one of the things that struck me is you did not sound like anyone else i had heard, and you still do not. when i listen to any other guitarist,, composer, you can hear their influence, who they took this idea or technique from. your music just sounds fresh and novel. i wonder if you might be willing to disclose to us some of your influences and how they gave rise to your compositional playing style, and maybe demonstrate them. >> i like to joke, i did not learn how to play anything else really well, so i had to come up with my own. it is true, i found this out later when i was teaching. can you show me that solo to that song? do you know
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
accused of murder. daniel harmon wright is charged with killing patricia cook last february. the officer was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. harmon testified he shot the 54- year-old after she trapped his arm in the window of her vehicle and dragged him. >>> also following a news alert involving a murder suspect minutes away from being released before a judge overturned his appeal. a federal appeals court in richmond heard the case today. the attorney general's office appealed the federal judge's decision to free wolf. the judge said prosecutors failed to retry wolf within a four-month deadline and tossed the conviction. they will spend more than a decade on death row for the hire of his drug supplier. >>> another big story, an emotional day from mewtown, connecticut, to -- newtown, connecticut, to the capitol. laura ingle has the story. >> reporter: a community forum packed with people on both sides of the issue. at state lawmakers in newtown, connecticut, heard testimony on state gone control proposals. the parents of two victims from the tragic sandy hook elementary sh
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
harmon wright shot and killed patricia cook out ofself defense, the prosecution warning the jury, look at the inconsist any. >> my argument to the jury was he was not credibility, that they shouldn't believe them. when they don't believe them,self defense goes out the window. >> jim fisher speaking out after the case went to the jury. if you remove the concept ofself defense from the equation, then it's an unlawful killing, a malicious and unlawful kittle, meaning murder. >> reporter: murder, that's how the commonwealth describes the february 9th incident in culpepper. patricia cook in a lot clearly marked no trespassing. she was asked to leave. when cook refused, skyler called police. >> then he and cook got into a disagreement. he claims his arm was trapped in her window and started driving. witnesses testify they never saw that. still harmonwright fired seven rounds. in closing arguments. daniel hall told the jurors it's possible his client made the wrong call or used poor judgment, but is not guilty of a crime. >> it's going to boil down to a question of who you believe and the fun
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
. former town of culpeper police officer, daniel harmon-wright, arriving at the courthouse, defending himself against murder allegations. here's the new video of the 33- year-old. cuffed, his bond revoked after a jury convicted him of voluntary manslaughter. >> the jury chose to come back with voluntary manslaughter. >> john hanrahan first announced the verdict on fox 5 news at 5:00. he was inside the courtroom when it happened. >> put his hands over his mouth for a good long period of time as the jury explained his verdict. his wife burst into tears as it was over. he never cried. he just looked profoundly unhappy. >> here's the back story. february 9, 2012, harmon-wright responded to a call about a suspicious person in a parking lot. he encountered patricia cook. she accelerated, closed her window on his arm and dragged him. harmon-wright opened fire, shooting cook seven times. the jury didn't believe he was trying to protect himself or anyone else when he shot and killed her. the late patricia cook's brother, john wagler, is pleased with the outcome. >> it allows for healing.
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
testimony from the defendant himself. peggy fox has the story from culpeper. >> daniel harmon-wright broke down and cried in the middle of his testimony today just when he got to the moment when he took out his gun and shot patricia cook. when he was asked if he intended to kill her, he asserted that no, he saw her as a threat to the public and his only intention was to stop that threat. during daniel harmon-wright's testimony, the jury seemed rivetted. he told about finding patricia cook with her eyes closed. the suspicious person he was called to check on was sitting in her jeep wrangler. wi the sunscreen over the entire windshield. he said he asked to see her id and that she rolled up the window on his arm and then his hand. and she started to drive away. he said, the window was cinched down really tight on my left hand, on my knuckles. it was like she was trying to sling me off the vehicle. i screamed stop, or i'll shoot three times as loud as i could. the whole time she was screaming, no, and continuing to accelerate. i discharged my weapon twice in very rapid succession and the windo
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the trial of a former culpeper police officer could lead to a mistrial. daniel harmon-wright was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday and the jury was supposed to recommend a sentence today. >> but the juror's alleged misconduct involves of all things the use of a dick armey peggy fox with more from casement -- dictionary. peggy fox with more from culpeper. >> reporter: the jury was told only to rely on the information provided, so when two dictionaries and a thesaurus were found last night in the jury room each juror was brought in for questioning. the judge and attorneys wanted to know if the jibs' helped them decide if the -- dictionary helped them decide if daniel harmon-wright was found guilty for manslaughter in the shooting death of patricia cook. last friday the jurors toured the scene. six jurors admitted to looking up the word malice or malicious. at least one said she didn't know what the word meant and needed help to make her decision about harmon-wright. the jury decided that he did not act with malice. so instead of murder, they found him guilty of manslaughter. >> at
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
and dangerous. 70-year-old arthur harmon opened tire at an office building in arizona killing that company's ceo before taking off. two other people were shot, one is in critical condition at a local hospital this morning. this all happened shortly after a litigation meeting. harmon got into an argument with two of the men involved and then started shooting. >>> we were told to get under the table. there was a man with a gun. >> two men mr. harmon's target. >> the first hearing on curbing gun violence. gabriel giffords urging law americas to do more. on the other side the nra ceo, wayne laugh year. >> two many children are dying. don't many children. we must do something. >> we could stop crime in the country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have in the books. >> many gun advocates are worried the gun control plans will threaten their right to bear arms. >> a dramatic helicopter rescue was caught on camera. the nypd rushing to save the life of a captain who had a heart attack on a ship. while officers work to stabilize him they have lowered a rescue basket on to the deck. fi
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
they're receiving, they've already filed motion for a mistrial. daniel harmon wright walking back into jail today, a little more composed, a very different harmon wright from 24 hours earlier. that's when a jury convicted him of voluntary manslaughter. perhaps now harmon wright is more hopeful. there's a chance he could get a new trial. inside the courtroom, drama focused on the jurors after tuesday's deliberations, a clerk found two dictionaries and a th thesaurus. bail lives escorted each juror inside individually. they were kept apart. one by one they were called in for questions. some admitted having looked up the definition of malice. after they were out of the courtroom -- special prosecutor told -- so the question is, how did those three books get into the jury room? well, one of the jurors testified she brought them in. i asked the bailiff, he said it was okay. the judge said you thought the bailiff had authority over the judge? judge susan whitlock will determine how the case will proceed friday morning at 9:00. in culpepper, i'm david culver, news4. >>> there are new det
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
for a former culpeper police officer accused of murder. daniel harmon-wright is accused of shooting 54-year-old patricia cook last february in cold blood. harmon-wright says cook, who was accused of trespassing on church property, trapped his arm in her car window and tried to drive off. he says she was trying to hurt him and he shot in self-defense. he faces from a year to life in prison if convicted. >>> new had morning, we're learning that the district is in great financial shape. in fact, the city has a large budget surplus. mayor vincent gray will announce the $400 million surplus later today. you can thank the growing population for generating that extra tax revenue, it's booming real estate commercial market is a factor also. the mayor will likely ask that most of it go into the city's reserve fund. >>> tonight you can weigh if on what colors the district's taxicabs should be. d.c.'s taxi cab commission uniform color panel is holding a public meeting at the library from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. there are nine different color schemes the panel is considering for the 6,000-plus taxis. the pan
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
and come up with a verdict. they walked in rather emotionless at the time. daniel harmon-wright sitting there with his counsel. he showed little too no emotion. behind him, his wife, she was in tears when the verdict was started to be read. as they were going, polling the jury, one by one, one of the jurors started crying. noticeably a lot of emotion inside of that courtroom. patricia cook's family, victim in all of this, her family sat rather silent. outside of court her brother told me he was satisfied with the verdict. this all stems from that february 9 incident outside of a catholic cool. when daniel harmon-wright, an officer with culpeper town police, approached the jeep patricia cook as driving. a fight broke out. shots rang out. seven shots in all. patricia cook died from two of those shots. the jury, again, deliberating for nine hours coming back today with a guilty verdict when it came to murder and they also convicted daniel harmon-wright two other counts and those will carry separate charges with them as far as the length of time he will be behind bars. he could face up t 25
FOX
Jan 23, 2013 10:00pm EST
. >> a police officer is now on trial for murder. prosecutors say daniel harmon- wright, used excessive and unjustified force when he shot patricia cook to death inside her car. john hanrahan has more on today's developments from court. >> reporter: daniel harmon- wright a murder or did he shoot to death a 54-year-old woman to protect himself and the public? that is what a jury in this courthouse will likely decide sometime in the next week or so. special prosecutor, jim fisher, conceded to the jury that the behavior of homemaker, patricia cook last february 9 was somewhat inexplicable. she parked her car in a lot at catholic school and refused to leave, even when requested to. both sides agree when officer harmon wright arrived, she declined to hand over her license when the policeman reached for it. the jury watched a 45 minute long recording in which the former cop tells a virginia state police investigator the woman rolled up her window and began driving away, trapping him by his knuckle and wedding ring. i felt my life was in danger, the defendant told the state police investigato
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
found guilty of shooting an unarmed woman to death. danial harmon wright was convicted of three counts yesterday. he responded for a call bay suspicious person in a parking lot last february and encountered 54 engineered patricia cook in a car. he says they argued and she rolled up the window on his arm and tried to drive away. harmon wright says he shot her seven times. >> i felt like it was unjustified from the very beginning. the only question was what grade of homicide was it. so i'm going to ask the court for a significant penalty that reinforces the message this was wrong. you heard the defendant at the end of his testimony say he would do the exact same thing over again. so i feel that it is important to reinforce the message that that is the wrong attitude. >> harmon wright is facing up to 25 years in prison. >>> still ahead, a first for south korea as it joins an a late club in space technology. >> still, so many questions but this morning, new details from the band about what sparked that deadly fire inside a brazilian nightclub. we'll be right back.  >>> south kor
KRON
Jan 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
this afternoon. two men and one woman were hurt in the incident. it happened on harmon avenue. no suspect description is available. >> meanwhile. oakland police tonight are searching for the suspects responsible for fridays string of murders. authorities say three young men and a teenage boy were murdered in the span of six hours. police believe there are several groups involved. at this point, investigators are not calling those groups gangs. police say the violence amounts to retaliatory attacks. and, that they are committing extra resources to track down the killers. no suspects are in custody. and no word on whether any of these cases are related. friday's murders tallies oakland's homicides to 6 deaths so far this year. three of the victims names have been released. they are 30-year-old larry lovette of stockton. 21-year-old eddiebo rodriguez of oakland and 17- year-old ken harbin of oakland. the fourth victim is a 22 year old man. his name is being withheld until authorities notify his relatives. a rush to buy ammunition was the theme today at the crossroads of the west gun show at
KRON
Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
they believe have gang ties. the shooting happened monday night between seminary and harmon avenue. police say, the officer was working as part of a new violence- reduction crime team. and was alone when he was confronted and shot by several suspects. the officer is at home tonight -- recovering from his injuries. >> tonight-- police are on the hunt for the gunman who shot four teenagers in brentwood. police say just before shots were fired. a white car drove past the group of teens on breton drive. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. some words were exchanged between the group and the suspect or suspects. in the exchange of words the suspects mentioned something about the victims clothing, which led us to believe it was gang motivated. after the exchange they drove by started to shoot. >> pam: police say the victims are between 13 and 16 years old. they are expected to be okay. >> a dozen high-end cars were stolen from a used car lot in unincorporated hayward early monday morning. the 12 cars -- all mostly foreign makes and older models, were taken from auto world m
SFGTV
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
just by the hum of that machine that it's a harmonic noise emitted that it's out of balance and the machine needs to be cleaned. it will start vibrating and we have vibration analysis machines that will come over here and check the levels. so it's kind of an on-going thing that you have to stay on top of on a daily basis. >> handled properly, you take organic residuals, as we call them, that are leftovers of our society and turn them back into some energy. and we have another ability to take that sludge and get a nutrient value for crops there. we actually are running a kind of composting energy recovery system. >> well, this is a dirty job. we try to do it safely and we try to do it without imposing too much on the public. people want to flush their toilets and have things go away and not be bothersome again. we do a lot to try to accomplish that. i'd like to invite you to come back any time you want. once you got this in your blood, you are not going to be able to stay away. the raging waters are fun and when we do digester cleaning i really hope you can come back. that's
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 4:30am EST
- capacity magazines. >> the jury in the murder trial of a former culpeper officer. daniel harmon wright was responding to a suspicious report when he shot cook who was unarmed. he said he shot her when she tried to drive off with his arm in her window. witnesses say they never saw the officer trapped, drug, or struck by the car. the man who admits he used a baseball bat to attack a day care security guard will be sentenced today. he pleaded guilty to assault charges in connection with last april's attack. he became enraged when staffers would not let him use the phone. he wrestled a bat from a security guard, attacked him with it, and smashed windows of before stealing an employee's car and driving off. >> thousands are expected to gather on the national mall for the annual march for life. thousands took part with a vigil last night. the service came one day before the rally to protest the supreme court to's decision to legalize abortion that came down 40 years ago this week. >> eleanor holmes norton is getting involved over the fight for a popular georgetown business. >> she sent a let
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
officer is under way today. today the jury visited the crime scene. daniel harmon-wright is convicted of shooting patricia cook. and the man who admitted to using a baseball bat attack -- a baseball bat to attack a security card at a daycare is said to be charged today. young became enraged at staffers at the day care when they would not let him use the phone. and new this noon, president obama is expected to announce his appointment formally the this afternoon. it is part of the white house's plan to drum up support. joe biden is kicking off his campaign this noon. yesterday he helped an on-line forum where he discussed the importance of gonna reform. >> another reason this makes sense, even though it accounts for a small percentage of the murders of those who died in consequence of a weapon every year, is because police organizations overwhelmingly supported -- support it because it gives them guns. >> there is no word yet on when president obama will be heading. and senator dianne feinstein is opening up about her proposed assault rifle ban. she said her long reaching band is drive
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
convicted in the death of an unarmed woman. yesterday, jurors found daniel harmon-wright guilty. he testified he fired in self- defense. he faces up to 25 years in prison. >> the anne arundel county council is expected to hold an emergency meeting to discuss removing county executive john leopold from office one day after he was convicted of misconduct. he used funds to put up signs and compile files on rivals. the council could vote as soon as monday on a bill to remove the republican from office. >> we are four days away from super bowl 47, but young ravens and 49ers fans are joining together. >> that is a good thing. john gonzales is live in new orleans. >> good afternoon. things are really getting fun in the big easy. we are inside the convention center. this is one of the largest in the country. this year is the nfl experience. it officially kicks off today and will run every day until the rest of -- run every day for the rest of the week until the super bowl. it is a massive playground, if you will. it gives you an idea of the interactive activities. that is called the rush zo
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
daniel harmon-wright in the shooting death of patricia ann cook last february. however to dictionaries and day thesauras for found in the jury room, against the judge's instruction. >> the prince george's county firefighter nearly lost and are following a crash on the beltway. he was one of seven people injured in the early morning crash, including four firefighters. a tractor-trailer rig struck a fire truck. both vehicles went into the median and struck an suv. all three vehicles overturned. emmons underwent hours of surgery to reattach the arm. >> the tendons the veins arteries, nurse. >> there were major delays in both directions wall crews cleaned up the scene. if our internet is making a u- turn when it collided with a tractor-trailer. the tractor-trailer, in ordinary circumstances, has the right of way -- the fire engine actually has the right of way. only a few days left until super bowl xlvii. >> it is the first time new orleans is hosting the super bowl since hurricane katrina. brad bell joins us live from new orleans with how the community has recovered. >> the people who mar
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
officer. daniel harmon-wright was convicted in the shooting death of patricia cook. court officials found two dictionaries and a pelorus in the jury room, which is in violation of the judge's instructions. because of that, defense attorneys are seeking a mistrial. >> d.c. police are looking for the personal stamp the man on a metrobus. this happened wednesday evening at 11th street and eighth street in northeast. the victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to hospital. -- stabbed a man. it was a chaotic evening commute on the green line. someone responding to an electrical malfunction and a height of the evening rush mistakenly killed power to a navy yard and anacostia's station, stranding two trains filled with passengers. as you can imagine, there were pretty upset. >> 10 minutes turned to 15 minutes and then an hour and another hour turned into two hours. it was ridiculous. people are having seizures. >> several people had to be treated at the scene for anxiety issues, but no one was seriously hurt. service was restored after 7:00 p.m. >> a firefighter whose arm was severe
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
first or second degree murder. daniel harmon-wright now in custody. the sentencing space will take place tomorrow. he could face up to 20 years in prison. more on this coming up atory 6:00. >> thank you, jeff. more breaking news coming from the trial of anne arundel county executive john leopold. with is a split verdict on some counts, guilty on others. >> that verdict came down just last hour here at the circuit court in annapolis. as you mentioned, the judge was damning of the county executive. called it deplorable, predatory, and cruel. given a quick read out of the , there were two counts guilty, one ofng .isconduct in office guilty ofnd misconduct in office on count misused county employees for personal reasons. he was found not guilty of receiving county funds for benefit as well as fraudulent appropriations. this was the end of a weeklong .rial the 69-year-old had been an times here in anne arundel county. there were five counts of misconduct in office. the counts was dropped last week. he was accused of using who were in charge of guard him while went to the parking lot of a bowl
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
daniel harmon- wright guilty in the shooting death of patricia cook last february. he testified he fired in self- defense. prosecutors said the shooting was unnecessary. >> john leopold could soon be out of a job. the county council, hold an emergency meeting today to discuss their move to oust him. the judge found him guilty of using his police detail and county employees for political and personal reasons. john leopold was then suspended. >> martin o'malley delivers his state of the state address today. this will actually be interactive. residents can submit questions to members of the administration through the internet and on twitter. we do have a link at wjla.com if you would like to submit questions. 6:05 and all the excitement is brewing around the super bowl. >> john gonzales in the big easy right now. grinning ear to your. >>-- ear to ear. >> i am grinning, but i do have some heartburn. the weather not as nice as it was yesterday. very windy this morning in the big easy. as for moving through, but not being -- but not affecting what is being called the super bowl experience. to
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 4:30am EST
, prosecutors will call eight witnesses to the stand in the murder trial of a former police officer. harmon wright is accused of shooting and killing patricia cook in a school parking lot in culpeper last february. his lawyers claim he acted in self-defense. the medical examiner testified that cook had been shot five times. in an interrogation video played in court, harmon wright admitted he had been reprimanded in the past for excessive force. >>> today is a day some women in the military have been waiting years for. defense secretary leon panetta set to announce the military is lifting its ban on women in combat. the joint chiefs recommended overturning a 1994 rule that prohibited women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. the changes won't happen overnight, of course. each branch of the military will will have to come up with a plan to allow women to seek combat positions. some jobs could be open for women later this year. other positions like special ops may take longer. >>> the navy will soon make sure its sailors aren't drinking on the job. tell start testing their bloo
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